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Juliet L. grows rice and vegetables. She tills her 15-hectare land to easily feed and clothe her family. She is 44 years old and has five children. Her husband, Fernando L., is helping her manage their business. They dream to send all their children to college. With the help of CEVI credit assistance, they will be able to sustain their business and achieve higher yields.

She is asking for a loan of Php 12,000 from CEVI, Kiva's partner. She will use the loan to buy fertilizers and insecticides. In this way, she could ensure a quality harvest of her farm.

CEVI helps people to start and have a business. Like Juliet, other CEVI clients also receive not only credit assistance but also training and insurance coverage as well.

Additional Information

About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.

You can show your support for CEVI by joining the Friends of CEVI Kiva Lending Team. Learn more by visiting the CEVI website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 685
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,141,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Juliet to buy fertilizers and other farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 18, 2009
Mar 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009